Hi. I’ve been invited to guest blog here at Duck of Minerva for a little while. So I thought I’d introduce myself…

I’m Vikash Yadav. I teach Political Science and International Relations at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. My doctoral research (and first book) was an attempt to apply the framework from Michel Foucault’s History of Sexuality to understand the concept of risk and its effects in international financial markets. I have also worked on the political relationship between international financial institutions and low income countries.

My current research and teaching is oriented toward issues of security, sovereignty, and identity in greater South Asia, particularly in Afghanistan and Pakistan — but also including Singapore and the Gulf. I intend to post mainly on my current interests.